Memorable day for Bendigo trainers and jockeys at Kerang

Bendigo jockey Kassie Furness pilots Tennessee Lad to victory for trainer Kym Hann on Easter Saturday at Kerang. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Bendigo jockey Kassie Furness pilots Tennessee Lad to victory for trainer Kym Hann on Easter Saturday at Kerang. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

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BENDIGO region trainers have dominated last Sunday's Kerang Cup race meeting.

Debbie Wills started the ball rolling by combining with Bendigo jockey Patrick Holmes to win the 1100m maiden with Special Feeling.

Special Feeling and Debbie Wills after winning at Kerang on Saturday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Special Feeling and Debbie Wills after winning at Kerang on Saturday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

It was the four-year-old gelding' 16th trip to the racetrack and Wills' first success since last July with her small team of horses.

Bob Donat was next to strike, with six-year-old mare Catechesis claiming a win in the 1400m benchmark 58 handicap.

Kym Hann made it a Bendigo trifecta when he saddled up Tennessee Lad in a 1100m benchmark 64 handicap.

The eight-year-old was ridden superbly by Bendigo jockey Kassie Furness and now has eight wins from 27 starts.

Hann has struck a purple patch with six wins across Victoria from his past 10 starters, dating back to Glenrowan Prince's win at Caulfield on February 4.

Tennessee Lad has been nominated for a 1300m race at Seymour this Thursday.

The trio were joined in the winner's circle by Sutton Grange mentor Brent Stanley, who returned to racing last month after serving a nine month suspension or his role in the sale of unraced two-year-old Equita to Hong Kong.

Stanley joined forces with apprentice Lachlan King to win the 1800m benchmark 58 handicap with Super Rockstar.

The gelding had been in the care of fellow Sutton Grange trainer Paul Banks during Stanley's absence, and won his third race from 21 starts.

Local jockey John Keating was also among the winners aboard the Ballarat-trained Borrowdale Boy.